You can’t quite beat a day by the seaside and Brighton has to be one of the best or maybe it is just my own childhood nostalgia that makes it a favourite. I have fond memories of visiting family there when I was a child, then as a teenager and young adult, my boyfriend’s family owned a motorboat that was moored in Brighton Marina and so we visited a lot. We’ve stayed at the Caravan Club site in Brighton in our caravan and had many day trips as it is so easy to reach for us.
So this half term off we went again. This visit didn’t quite go as planned and wasn’t one of the best but that happens sometimes and in an effort to write my blog as truthfully as I can about real life, there is no point in pretending it was perfect!
I had it in my head that I was going to find the perfect ‘healthy eating’ restaurant in the Lanes that would allow the dogs inside! Umm no ideal independent restaurant, only big chains and after wandering about for about an hour we gave up and headed to Jamie’s Italian but had to sit outside as no dogs allowed. It was a little on the chilly side!
We then headed towards the beach and the pier and enjoyed a long walk along the seafront. The weather was fairly mild and it was dry but again there was nowhere to sit and have a cup of tea inside with the dogs. Now this is unusual, our two Westies are often with us and most places are happy to accommodate them but not in Brighton it seems. We wanted to take them as they love a run by the sea. We decided to leave later and miss the Friday evening traffic on the M25 but without being able to warm up inside with a cuppa it did start getting quite chilly. My husband resorted to hugging the teapot!
The big new attraction in Brighton is the British Airways i360 observation tower and when we arrived we noticed a fairly large crowd and big black cars. Later on we discovered that HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was there officially opening the i360.
So we plan to go back to Brighton soon, minus our beloved dogs, head straight to the i360 and take a ride up it and enjoy lunch in one of the new restaurants overlooking the beach.
But the day out gave me the opportunity to test out my new coat! I splashed the cash and treated myself to a Barbour International Camber Baffle Quilted Jacket in black, it is warm and waterproof but also lightweight which I prefer, I feel a bit trussed up with too much fur and bulk.
See you soon!
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